People are guessing that the lines for the two new rides in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge could each be several hours long. That brings to mind the obvious question; what happens if nature calls? I have not heard anything about there being restrooms inside the ride queues (the closest we get to a bathroom in the Star Wars movies is C-3PO’s oil bath), so you need to wonder what type of plan is in place for what could be the longest lines in Walt Disney World history.
The same questions went around for Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. At first the solution was a sign that was placed near the ride’s entrance that stated that there were no restrooms inside. Remember, you’re not allowed to take a restroom break and then get back in the same spot in line. That’s considered cutting. Recently, a change has been made for Flight of Passage. A Restroom Pass is now offered. I have not seen it, but from what I have heard you’ll find a Cast Member somewhere along the way, who will give you a pass for one person. You can take care of business, then wait in a different area until the rest of the party has reached that spot. Then you can join your party again. The main problem with this is that it will not work for a solo rider. Besides that, it’s a great idea.
I have no idea if they will offer something similar for the rides within Galaxy’s Edge. What if the line is so long that most people leave the line and then come back? Who then will know where to wait, and for how long? The bigger issue that I see is that this could cause you to miss part of the experience. From what I have heard about both new rides, the queue is as important as the actual ride. Do you really want to miss a moment of it?
I have no idea what the solution is going to be. All I know is that I can’t wait to hear every detail about Galaxy’s Edge, including how or if they will take care of the restroom situation. I am sure that there is a plan in the works. There has to be.